The Democratic Party of Sacramento County (DPSC) is one of the most dynamic and active county Democratic Party Central Committees in the state of California.
We stand at the forefront when it comes to Democratic campaign, election, and voter registration activities in the Capitol Region. Our effectiveness comes directly from the involvement and support of members just like you.
July 25th, 2014
Democratic Party of Sacramento County presents “Change for Change,” a monthly donor competition now through September 11, 2014.
The rules are simple: You can be the winner of a generous gift card to Ella Dining Room & Bar or Mulvaney’s B&L by signing-up between July 10 and September 11, 2014 to be the largest 2014 DPSC monthly donor of the contest period (minimum $10 per month for 12 months), or by signing-up to be a 2014 DPSC monthly donor and recruiting others between July 10 and September 11, 2014 to also be DPSC monthly donors (minimum $10 per month for 12 months); you’ll get credit for their donations and your own toward the total for the competition!
Simply download and fill out our Monthly Donor Pledge form and return it to the DPSC office at 1033 S Street, Suite 200, Sacramento by September 11, 2014. It is possible to donate directly through Act Blue to participate in the competition, but for cumulative donations through Act Blue, please contact Fundraising Chair Mike Whiteside at (916) 802-3072. The person who either individually donates or recruits others to cumulatively donate the largest monthly donation wins. In the case of a tie, the person who reaches the tying donation amount first wins. The winner will be announced September 11, 2014 at the monthly DPSC meeting. Please contact Mike Whiteside for more information.
June 19th, 2014
Save the Date! Wednesday, August 6 at 6PM
Join us at the Firehouse Restaurant, Wednesday, August 6, 2014 for the Democratic Party of Sacramento County’s annual Tower Bridge Awards!
The Tower Bridge Awards is the DPSC’s premier fundraising event of the year. Each year we honor a deserving individual and a grassroots organization for their accomplishments with an award dinner. This year’s theme, Honoring Women in California Politics, will highlight our women leaders of the past, while looking ahead to unprecedented Democratic engagement of female voters on issues from health care, to fair wages, to family and the economy. With an array of inspiring speakers and honorees, this will be a night you won’t want to miss.
This annual event is sure to sell out, so click here to RSVP and purchase your tickets today!
March 27th, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Contact: Kerri Asbury, DPSC Chair, 916-607-8241
Sacramento, Calif. –The chair of the Democratic Party of Sacramento County (DPSC) charged Thursday that proponents of the “Strong Mayor Initiative” – including Mayor Kevin Johnson, a Democrat – are not “accurately” portraying the truth about the measure, which is scheduled for a public vote in November.
The comments following a “Strong Mayor Initiative” Town Hall Wednesday night before a standing room only crowd at the SEIU 1000 union hall. Speakers included proponents Mayor Kevin Johnson and Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, and opponent Heather Fargo, flanked by community activists.
“I was pleased to see the enthusiastic participation of the public and SEIU members, but I was disheartened that the information presented by proponents was not accurately given,” said DPSC chair Kerri Asbury.
Specifically, Ms. Asbury suggested that claims by Mayor Johnson that an “ethics commission” would protect citizens under the “strong mayor” system were patently false and misleading.
“The ethics committee is virtually powerless. It has no authority, and no ability to subpoena. It’s very existence can be ended by the ‘strong mayor,’ who would have the authority to veto the ordinance that created the committee,” added Ms. Asbury.
“With misleading statements and untruths like this, it is essential voters, community activists and neighborhood associations carefully review the proposal for ‘strong mayor.’ It is devilish written, and the devil is in the details,” she added.
“There appears to be a growing level of corruption in our government where big donors cause big campaigns to be more costly and more ethically challenged. Sacramento should have real checks and balances to our governing system, free from external influence and protected by empowered watchdogs for the workers, residents and community groups,” Mr. Asbury explained.
The DPSC late last year voted to oppose the “strong mayor” measure, noting that the council-manager form of government has been working for Sacramento and that the city charter is not what needs to be changed, but rather the transparency and ethics of the mayor and council.
April 10th, 2013
Sign Up for Text Alerts to Your Mobile Phone
It’s your convention, Democrats! And the DPSC will be using technology and online social media tools to connect delegates and interested Democrats with the Convention. Whether you’re attending as a delegate, attending one or more of the caucuses, or just following along from home, turn to the DPSC online for frequent updates in real time.
Delegates will appreciate receiving text alerts that include notice of upcoming votes and a reminder of the DPSC’s endorsed candidates.
Sign Up Now!
Sign up to receive text alerts from the DPSC to your mobile phone at this link. There is no additional cost to you to receive these texts, but your phone’s messaging plan will apply.
Caucuses Are for All Democrats
Remember that caucuses of the convention are open to all registered Democrats who join that caucus. A full list of caucuses can be found at this link. You can prepay your caucus dues online at the link, or pay at the door. Our text alerts will notify you of caucus meetings and remind you of the DPSC’s endorsed candidates.
Follow Us on Facebook and Twitter
The DPSC will also be posting these and other real-time updates to our Facebook and Twitter accounts throughout the convention, so Like us on Facebook and/or Follow Us on Twitter as an alternate way to stay connected with the Sacramento County delegation to the convention. For added visibility, we’ll be using the Twitter hashtag #CaDem13 for our outgoing messages.
January 10th, 2013
Assembly Delegates to CA Democratic Conventions Selected at Public Meetings
On the weekend of January 12-13, Assembly Delegate Election Meetings (ADEMs) will take place across California. Every two years, the CA Democratic Party selects delegates to the California Democratic Convention from each State Assembly district via the ADEMs process. Each Assembly District sends 12 delegates, 6 men and 6 women. You can learn more about ADEMs, find information on your district’s meeting date, time and location, lists of candidates, and other FAQs by visiting the CA Democratic Party’s ADEMs homepage. And if you are not sure in which Assembly District you reside, click here for a handy look-up tool.
Here are the details for the Assembly Districts which include portions of Sacramento County.
Date: Saturday, January 12
Registration begins: 1:00pm
Location: Martha Riley Community Library
Address: 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Roseville, CA 95747
Date: Sunday, January 13
Registration begins: 11:00am
Location: California Teachers Association Region 2 Office
Address: 4100 Truxel Rd. Sacramento, CA 95834
Date: Saturday, January 12
Registration begins: 3:00pm
Location: CWA Local 9421 AFL-CIO-CLC
Address: 2725 El Camino Ave. Sacramento, CA 95821
Date: Saturday, January 12
Registration begins: 10:00am
Location: Baker’s Local 85 Hall
Address: 7125 Governor’s Circle, Sacramento, CA 95823
Date: Sunday, January 13
Registration begins: 10:00am
Location: Green Valley Middle School
Address: 1350 Gold Hill Rd. Fairfield, CA 94534
You must attend your district’s ADEM and vote in order to have a say in who represents you; and while the candidates are given the opportunity to speak before balloting closes, you can attend, register, vote and then leave if you don’t care to stay for the full meeting.
The DPSC strongly encourages you to attend your ADEM and vote for the candidates of your choice.
January 9th, 2013
Officers to Be Elected; New Members Sworn In
In accordance with the bylaws of the Democratic Party of Sacramento County, the DPSC will hold its organizational meeting on Monday, January 14th to swear in our new elected members and to select our Executive Board for the new term. (Our regular monthly meetings return to the 2nd Thursday of the month starting in February.)
Click here for the meeting agenda
Important update: due to a scheduling conflict, our regular meeting space is not available, and so we will convene at 6 pm, Monday, January 14 at the SEIU 1000 Field Office, 1325 S St. in Sacramento.
At this meeting, our newly elected members will be sworn in, and we will conduct an election to select our Executive Board for the coming term. To review the job descriptions for all of the E-Board positions, click here to view the DPSC bylaws.
Dues are due and payable at this meeting. They are:
Elected Members: $50
Associate Members: $20
Contact Kerri Asbury if you need to request a hardship waiver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 6th, 2012
Join us on Thursday, December 13th for our annual Holiday Potluck!
The DPSC invites you to our annual Holiday Potluck on Thursday, December 13th, 6-9 pm, at Sierra II Center, 2791 24th Street in Sacramento. In lieu of a December Central Committee meeting, we’ll be gathering to celebrate our many victories in 2012.
Bring a non-perishable food item to add to our donation to the Sacramento Food Bank, and a dish to pass. Here’s the breakout for what to bring for the party.
N-T= Salad or Side
The DPSC will provide plates, napkins, and utensils. Refreshments will be served with drink tickets for sale for wine and beer. Sponsorships & Donations welcome!
November 3rd, 2012
Join us as we celebrate on Election Night, Tuesday, November 6th!
The DPSC is pleased to join this great array of local Democratic organizations for a Dems Victory Rally, to be held 8 pm to midnight at the Grand Ballroom, 1215 J Street. Beer and wine will be available for $5. We’ll watch election returns and blow off some steam together. Look forward to seeing you there!
Click here to download event flyer.
October 22nd, 2012
Barking out a YES on Prop 30!
We are very excited to announce that Sacramento is the first stop on the Governor Brown’s dog Sutter Brown’s “30 for 30” statewide road trip!
Sutter is traveling the state to rally supporters of Prop 30, the only measure that stops the cuts, avoids the steep tuition hikes, and invests in our schools and colleges starting this year so we can prepare the next generation for the jobs of the future.
Want to meet Sutter?
Join us Tuesday October 23rd, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at our Downtown Headquarters located at 1033 S St. for a Yes on Prop 30 phone banking event with Sutter. Everyone who spends at least one hour calling Sacramento voters to make the case for passing Prop 30 will get the opportunity to take their picture with California’s first corgi. You’ll also get a limited edition Sutter Brown trading card as a souvenir of this unique campaign effort.
Phone banking for Prop 30 is easy! We have everything you need to make it an enjoyable and productive experience for you.
Contact Kerri Asbury at email@example.com to RSVP for this exciting event.
***To keep our focus on the goal of generating calls for Prop 30, we are asking that you leave your cherished canine companions at home for this event.
Please forward this email to your friends, family and colleagues and post the link to his tour to your Facebook and Twitter pages. The more we spread the word, the more volunteers we can count on to help us pass Prop 30!
Chair, Democratic Party of Sacramento County
October 10th, 2012
DPSC to walk precincts, make phone calls to county Democrats
We need you for our Statewide Day of Action! Join us this Saturday, October 13th to walk precincts or make phone calls! All across California, volunteers will be massing to get out the word on Props 30 and 32, as well as to promote the endorsed Democratic slate of national, state and local candidates for office.
This Election year we need your help to defeat the deceptive Prop. 32 that would rig elections for corporate special interests, pass Prop 30 to stop the cuts to education and local public safety, and Win Back the House to give President Obama a Congress that will work with him, not against him.
Here in Sacramento County, the DPSC is coordinating walks and phonebanks out of two locations to targeted areas. Join us at either of these locations at 10 am this Saturday morning, and give us as much time as you can!
Battleground CA office
7125 Governors Circle (off Florin Rd near Hwy 99)
Sacramento CA 95823
DPSC NE HQ
2628 El Camino Ave
Sacramento CA 95821
Click here for the event flyer with full details.